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Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

Health officials are trying to track down more than 500 people who have been in contact with those feared infected, a task that became more urgent with the spread to Mbandaka, which lies on the Congo River, a busy traffic corridor, and is an hour’s flight from the capital. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Source link

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Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million people, Congo’s health minister announced, as the spread of the hemorrhagic fever in an urban area raised alarm. The statement late Friday said the confirmed cases are in Mbandaka city, where a single case was confirmed earlier in the week. ...

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Teen develops “wet lung” after vaping for 3 weeks

Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. CBS NEWS – A Pennsylvania teen developed respiratory failure and needed to be placed on a breathing machine as a result of vaping, doctors say. In a case study published in the journal Pediatrics, physicians detail how the 18-year-old had been using e-cigarettes for ...

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At least 10 killed, many injured in Texas school shooting

A 17-year-old Santa Fe High School student entered a classroom and opened fire on Friday. The suspect has been arrested and at least one person of interest is being interviewed. Watch TV shows, movies and more on Yahoo View. About NBC Nightly News Watch “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” providing reports and analysis of the day’s most newsworthy national ...

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Nasty germs may be lurking in your hotel swimming pool

CBS NEWS With summer almost upon us, health officials are warning Americans to take precaution against nasty germs that could be lurking in swimming pools. Waterborne disease outbreaks from treated recreational water such as pools, hot tubs and water playgrounds have been common in recent years — and it turns out hotel swimming pools are among the biggest culprits. A ...

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How New Abortion Restrictions Would Affect Women's Health Care

How New Abortion Restrictions Would Affect Women’s Health Care ImageA patient leaving a Planned Parenthood clinic in Florida. The organization and its supporters say a Trump administration proposal would essentially bar it from receiving Title X funding, costing millions of women throughout the United States access to basic care.CreditJoe Raedle/Getty Images By Julie Hirschfeld Davis May 18, 2018 WASHINGTON — ...

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US plans to provide several million dollars for Ebola outbreak in Congo

Health workers wear protective equipment as they prepare to tend to suspected Ebola patients on Saturday at Bikoro Hospital, the epicenter of the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Mark Naftalin/AFP/Unicef) The United States is planning to provide several million dollars to support the global response to the growing Ebola outbreak in Congo, officials said Friday. Details ...

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Congo's Ebola not an international emergency, can be controlled – WHO

GENEVA/KINSHASA (Reuters) – The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo can be brought under control and is not an international public health emergency, experts advising the World Health Organization said on Friday. Congolese Health Ministry officials carry the first batch of experimental Ebola vaccines in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe/Files Earlier in the day ...

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What Does Trump's Proposal To Cut Planned Parenthood Funds Mean?

Enlarge this image Planned Parenthood’s affiliated clinics, like this one in Chicago, provide wellness exams and comprehensive contraceptive services, as well as screenings for cancer and sexually transmitted diseases for both women and men. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Scott Olson/Getty Images The planned revival of a policy dating to Ronald Reagan’s presidency that was slightly retooled and ...

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Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — Trump hits federally funded clinics with new abortion restrictions

Welcome to Overnight Health Care, sponsored by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association. It’s the TGIF edition. Today, we had some big Title X news and the House couldn’t pass the farm bill after a conservative revolt over immigration. The stunner left Democrats feeling pretty good about preventing conservatives from enacting part of their welfare reform agenda and left centrist Republicans ...

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